Technical Director - Microfluidics-Wallingford CT

Idex Corporation
Oct 04, 2017
Oct 11, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Title: Technical Director Microfluidics-Wallingford CT

Business Unit: IH&S (CiDRA)


50 Barnes Park North

Wallingford, Connecticut, 06492

United States

Function: Business Development


The Technical Director will be responsible for concept identification, design, fabrication, process

development and testing. A successful Microfluidics Development Lead collaborates amongst peers and leaders across the entire IDEX Health & Science RD&E organization, as well as local Planning, Customer Service, Quality and Manufacturing teams. This role will have a strong strategic approach that will foster business growth while keeping a tight connection with market and industry trends and new product

applications. The Technical Director will be responsible for leading a team and act as the focal point to

customer on products produced developed at the Wallingford Site. Responsibilities will include directing a team of highly motivated development engineers and scientists engaged in developing product and processes

for the highest quality consumable microfluidic devices intended for life sciences, IVD and analytical applications.

# Skills

+ Deep knowledge of genomic, proteomic and/or cell-based applications of microfluidics, including experience with implications of assay performance on device design considerations and manufacturing methods.

+ Understanding of microfluidics-relevant simulation, control, design and analysis and clear understanding of microbiology applications.

+ Ability to translate molecular biology applications to innovative, actionable and manufacturable design concepts

+ Strong understanding of the microfluidics and life sciences market space.

+ Temperament to work with geographically diverse customers, design teams and senior management to support IH&S? business and customer strategies.

+ Experience with polymer microfluidics manufacturing methods considered important.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

+ Innovate and implement microfluidics designs from research, through development to the production environment.

+ Oversee automated inspection, fluid handling and manipulation of equipment.

+ Help ensure efficient transfer of new products and processes into stable production.

+ Guide teams to develop microfluidic device solutions for customer applications; while managing the micro-fluidics product & technology team.

+ Responsible for leading the teams in the development of device & product solutions and process technologies.

+ Partner with the leaders of other functions to collaborate in the development of the workforce and support the site to achieve site goals.

+ Support continuous improvement.

+ Other responsibilities as directed.


P PhD or equivalent

Minimum 7 years of industrial experience.

+ Solid experience in leadership, employee engagement and skills development

+ Experience with soft lithography, hot embossed, PSA, etched or injection molded microfluidics and Cleanroom experience

+ Working knowledge of basic molecular biology reactions

+ Knowledge and experience with SolidWorks (or similar) and LabView

+ Methodical, effective troubleshooting/problem solving skills

+ Experience working in an ISO9001 or equivalent quality environment


+ Deep knowledge in chemically modifying a variety of solid substrates for biological applications

+ An emphasis on functionalization of surfaces for specific DNA and antibody immobilization chemistries

+ Deep understanding of the physics and manufacturing of microfluidics devices

+ Experience in injection molding and/or hot embossed fabrication methods a plus


+ General office environment, with exposure to the manufacturing environment.

+ May requires travelling to customer locations and other locations within IDEX.

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

# REQ ID: _1547_SDL2017